How to Start, Grow and Scale Your Small Business by Mandy Gilbert
About this video
Taking the entrepreneurial leap is no easy task. Once you decide to branch out on your own, the real work begins. So many entrepreneurs are unsure of how to scale and grow their businesses into sustainable companies. As a result, they make many costly mistakes. Mandy Gilbert, Founder of Creative Niche and best-selling author, will share strategies on outsourcing, hiring, planning and setting you up for long-term success as an entrepreneur.
About Mandy Gilbert, Founder & CEO at Creative Niche in Toronto, ON
Having successfully built two international businesses from the ground up, Mandy Gilbert has been recognized as a United Nations Global Accelerator and ranked as one of Canada Top Female Entrepreneurs on Canadian Business' Profit 500 list and Chatelaine W100 list. In 2002, Mandy started Creative Niche, a specialized recruitment firm, with just $8,000. Today, it brings in more than $10 million in sales and has successfully placed thousands of creative, digital, marketing, and advertising talent across North America. In 2015, Mandy co-founded RED Academy, a technology and design school set in an agency-style environment that focuses on real client projects in UX/UI design, web development, and digital marketing. RED has now graduated more than 2,000 students and employs 40 full-time staff across its three campuses in Vancouver, Toronto and London, UK. A graduate of the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program and the world-renowned Bell Leadership program, Mandy writes weekly columns for Inc. Magazine. She is also a Director for The Remix Project, an organization that works on leveling the playing field for young people from disadvantaged communities. Mandy is a weekly contributor to Inc.com.